Skill: Blocking
Drill: Protect the Castle
Equipment needed: One cushion and 3 cones per line
Instructors needed: 1 per Line
Description: The student will block pads that are thrown at their makeshift castle. This will help the students build good hand-eye-coordination and spatial awareness.
Teaching SKILLZ:
EXTRINSIC MOTIVATION – If the student is able to do their blocks correctly and their castle stays safe, the instructor will do three pushups.
VISUAL PROCESSING – The student must be able to see when the pads are coming towards them, and block at the appropriate time so their castle stays safe.
Step 1
Divide your students into lines
Step 2 – Setting Up the Drill:
For each line you will need three cones set on top of a wave bag cushion and an instructor to throw the pads.
Step 3 – Explain the Rules:
  • I am going to toss pads at your “castle.”
  • You must protect your castle by blocking the pads.
  • Your goal is to block three pads in a row.
Step 4 – Takeaways:
  • Keep your eyes on the pad.
  • Block fast.
  • Keep your arm strong.
Step 5
  • Continue until each student has three turns.
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